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Keeling, Ralph Franklin, 1901- / Gruesome harvest
(1947)

Dedication,   pp. III ff. PDF (305.2 KB)


Page III

DEDICATION
This book is dedicated to those people in all lands who are
ruled primarily by reason, rather than emotion; who think con-
sistently in terms of principle, rather than prejudice; who try
to see events now the way they will be viewed a generation
hence by sober historians; who try to identify the present dis-
tortion in public sentiment and understanding caused by total
war and propaganda; who are willing to appraise the problems
of peace in terms of national, rather than presumed personal
self-interest; who do not ask others to follow rules and stand-
ards which they would not accept for themselves; who believe
in equality before the law for whole peoples as for individuals;
who recognize the injustice of condoning an act committed
by one country while condemning the same act committed by
another; who can see that an a priori picking of sides and
choosing of favorites among nations without regard to their
conduct is a repugnant form of racial or national discrimi-
nation; who strive for better human relations by helping over-
come chauvinism, ethnocentrism, and persecution on any
account; who respect human dignity and fundamental human
rights; who have democratic faith in the simple honesty and
soundness of the broad masses of people in all countries; who
therefore believe that the people of no nation can be collec-
tively condemned without condemning human nature itself;
who sympathize with those millions of suffering, starving vic-
tims of total war wherever they may be; who seek the peace,
prosperity, and happiness of all people, including those who
live in our America-and our former enemies.
III


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